Urinary Bladder Overactivity

Urinary bladder overactivity results in the frequent urge to urinate along with urinary incontinence. It also has a psychological effect and influences your social life by causing embarrassment and isolation. Behavioral modifications like diet, periodic emptying of the bladder, and strengthening pelvic floor muscles for bladder holding activity help manage overactive bladder.

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Why is there frequent urination in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, We are concerned about our 3 years old boy. He started urinating very often at the day time. He urinated about 40 times a day today. Every couple minutes, sometimes 5-10-15 minute gaps with a small amount urine. Our boy has no temperature, no pain, seems happy, playing like usual. Sle...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you are describing, there may seem to be an overactive bladder. It is more during the day and normal at night in this case. In such cases, it is usually transient. I would also want to know the psychological state of this child if he has been shouted at or beate...  Read Full »

I have increased urgency to urinate. Do you think this is OAB?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male, a third-year medical student. For the past seven days, I have had an increased urgency and frequency of urinating. I can go even more than 30 times a day - the majority of these times, I feel an increased urgency. However, when I go, only a small amount of drops ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. As per your symptoms, it looks like an overactive bladder only. Do you have any problem with the flow of urine? Or hesitation? Anyhow, as you are taking antibiotics better finish the course. I would like you to: Maintain a bladder diary f...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes for the difficulty in urinating?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a difficulty urinating since more than five months. I have had UTI in the past. I know this time it is not an infection as I do not have any pain or stinging. I feel my bladder is full and I feel a discomfort as I cannot empty it. I drink enough water. I have had bladder and...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are suffering from interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, when you visit your urologist, you should talk to him about this possibility. He may advise cystoscopy to rule out other causes. I suggest you ...  Read Full »

My mother has an increased urine frequency for two months. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 80 years old. Since last two months, there is increased urine frequency. Earlier, she used to have five to six times a day and now, it has become 10 to 12 times in a day. We consulted urology specialists and according to them both kidneys and bladder seemed normal. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. According to the history, it looks like she is suffering from a low capacity with overactive bladder. An urodynamic study will give an idea about bladder capacity and bladder pressure during voiding. So, it is better to go ahead with an uro...  Read Full »

What are the causes of frequent urination and incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago after having a couple of falls, my mother was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy by a neurologist.  Last week, she suddenly started to experience urinary incontinence. Over the past few days she has complained of the urge to pass urine quite often and sometime...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The increased frequency of urination and urinary incontinence are due to bladder overactivity. Your mother should undergo an urodynamic study to know what exactly is happening in the bladder during filling. I think she will get good benefit by taking antimuscarinics l...  Read Full »

Why there is a continuous pain and sensation in the right side of the body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from continuous pain, a sensation in the whole right half of my body with an epicenter of this chronic pain somewhat near my last rib, backside, right side near the corner end of my lung, or near to liver. This chronic pain started with a fever eight and a half years ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I have some questions for you. Do you have the urge to pass urine? If you cannot pass for some reason, what will happen? Do you get severe pain? Do you leak urine? I feel you may ha...  Read Full »

Why do I have the urge to urinate frequently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my urge to urinate frequently, which is atleast twice in 20 minutes. I have held pee many times previously as I got pleasure doing that. But now, it has led to urine urgency. What could be the reason for my urge to urinate, and what could be done to stop this? Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) I suspect you have a condition called the overactive bladder in which there will be frequent and sudden urges to urinate even when the bladder is a little or half-filled. 2) I suggest you get an ultrasound abdomen with PVR (post-void residual) urine test and a u...  Read Full »

Will Trospium intake likely to cause uretheral discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, I began having frequent urination, and sometimes urinating every half an hour. I consulted my doctor and UTI was ruled out. I consulted a urologist and she did an abdominal and pelvic CT scan and no structural abnormalities were found. No cystoscopy was performed. She diagnosed me as...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed as OAB (overactive bladder) since you had lower urinary tract storage symptoms. You need one USG KUB (ultrasound of kidney, ureter and bladder) and PVR (post-void residue) to look for post-void residual urine. You need to undergo uroflowmetry...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not have a UTI. A test was done to check my kidney function and diabetes. I have the urge to urinate for the past one month. I urinate more in the morning, and it gets decreased during the day and at night time. I have muscle aches on the thighs, arms, and back. I have bloating and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If your tests have ruled out urinary infection, you may have an overactive bladder. Take a moderate amount of fluids throughout the day. Do not take a large amount of liquid at a time. ...  Read Full »

Will antidepressants cause overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, my mother is having a urine retention problem. Last year she took medicine for an overactive bladder problem for almost six months and stopped it. Last year she had the same issue. She took Bladmir 50 and Soliten 5 mg for overactive bladder. She also took Doxy-1 L...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms and treatment which you have mentioned are not matching. Overactive bladder person has increased frequency to pass urine, and for them, Bladmir (Mirabegron) will be useful. If your mother has problems emptying the bladder fully, that is under activity of...  Read Full »

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